Welcome Informational Standards
Description and Purpose
The Welcome informational provides context and a preview of what will be covered in a particular course. It also links prerequisite Codecademy courses/skill paths as an opportunity to show learners that their learning journey is continuous, as well as to ensure they are properly prepared.
The Welcome Informational should be inside its own module of the same title. The Welcome module should be the first module of the course/skill path.
- All content is written in Markdown and adheres to Codecademy’s Markdown Style Guide.
- All content adheres to Codecademy's Editorial and Pedagogy standards
- Content adheres to Codecademy’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility standards.
- All work is original. Sources are cited via links or, for datasets, by following the Dataset Guidelines.
Fields in Author
The Welcome informational text should provide learners with a high-level overview of what they will be learning in the course/skill path. It should also highlight what the required and recommended (optional) prerequisites are as well as a list of projects they will be working on the course/skill path. The informational sets learner expectations of the course/skill path.
### What will you learn? In this course, you will [SUMMARY]. After this course, you will be able to: - [LEARNING OBJECTIVE] - ... - ... - ... Learning is social. Whatever you're working on, be sure to connect with the Codecademy community in the [forums](https://discuss.codecademy.com/). Remember to check in with the community regularly, including for things like asking for code reviews on your project work and providing code reviews to others in the [projects category](https://discuss.codecademy.com/c/project/1833), which can help to reinforce what you’ve learned. ### What should you know before starting this course? #### Required This course assumes that you have foundational knowledge in [LIST OF PREREQS WITH LINKS]. #### Optional [DESCRIBE OPTIONAL CONTENT] ### What will you create? Throughout this course, you will be tasked with applying the concepts learned in projects. Here is a preview of the projects featured in this course: - [NAME OF PROJECT](LINK TO PROJECT) [SCREEN CAPTURE OF PROJECT OUTPUT/DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT] - ... - ... These projects will [SUMMARY OF WHAT THESE PROJECTS DO]. We are excited for you to start your journey into [COURSE NAME]!
The description for all Welcome informationals should be the following:
A brief overview of what you will learn in this course.
The title of the Welcome informational should reference the course/skill path name like the following.
Welcome to Course Name
- Examples: Welcome to Learn Build Tools, Welcome to Learn Python 3
The slug of the Welcome informational should reference the course or Path name using the following pattern:
Minutes to Complete
The minutes to complete should be 3 minutes.